© 2016

Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services

  • Shin-ichi Nakano
  • Tetsukazu Yahara
  • Tohru Nakashizuka

Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)

Also part of the Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network book sub series (APBON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Local Biodiversity and Its Threats

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tuantong Jutagate, Chaiwut Grudpan, Apinun Suvarnaraksha
      Pages 31-39
    3. Yumiko Yara, Hiroya Yamano, Marco Steinacher, Masahiko Fujii, Meike Vogt, Nicolas Gruber et al.
      Pages 41-56
  3. Advanced Methods of Biodiversity Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Satoshi Ishiguro, Katsumasa Yamada, Takehisa Yamakita, Hiroya Yamano, Hiroyuki Oguma, Tsuneo Matsunaga
      Pages 59-70
  4. Ecosystem Service and Socioeconomic Aspects with Special Reference to Biodiversity

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 123-125

About this book


This volume examines the topic of local biodiversity conservation in the Asia-Pacific region, one of the most rapidly changing areas in the world. With a focus on aquatic systems, this book offers insight on the state of local biodiversity, challenges in management and conservation of biodiversity, and newly developed methods for monitoring biodiversity. In addition, because the service provided by an ecosystem for humans is interlinked with conservation, the final part is dedicated to evaluating the socioeconomic aspect of ecosystem services, with special reference to local biodiversity. In effect, all contributions provide information that is invaluable for effective conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This work will interest all stakeholders in biodiversity conservation, including policy makers, NPOs, NGOs, environment-related industries, and biodiversity researchers, not only in the Asia-Pacific region, but also across the entire globe.


Biodiversity conservation Biodiversity monitoring Ecosystem services Aquatic biodiversity Freshwater biodiversity Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP-BON) The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Editors and affiliations

  • Shin-ichi Nakano
    • 1
  • Tetsukazu Yahara
    • 2
  • Tohru Nakashizuka
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Ecological ResearchKyoto UniversityOtsuJapan
  2. 2.Department of BiologyKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Grad School of Life SciencesTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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